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Would it make sense to use aspirin as a prophylactic against covid-related blood clotting?

Autopsies indicate blood clots are lethal in COVID-19. So what Is Known About COVID-19 and Abnormal Blood Clotting? I was trying to think of something that might cut down on deaths from covid-19, ...
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How could a heart attack be prevented if a cholesterol buildup in an artery near the heart was detected?

I learned that blood clots in coronary arteries caused by plaque ruptures are the most common cause of heart attacks, and this raised the question: If a severe cholesterol buildup were detected, how ...
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How likely is intracranial thrombophlebitis after nasal hair removal and is there an increased risk for inhaling harmful substances?

I've noticed that some barbers practice some nasal hair removal methods. One method they use involves applying a type of "warm wax" connected to a stick, in the nose, cooling it and when the wax is ...
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Why does a rise in cAMP potentiate PGI2?

In my book Principles of Physiology (by Debasis Pramanik), it is mentioned that dipyridamole inhibits phosohodiesterase which increases cyclic adenosine monophosohate (cAMP) which potentiates ...
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In what proportion of patients does a DVT progress to a PE?

It is well known that deep vein thrombosis (DVT) may increase a patient's risk of pulmonary embolism (PE). Of the patients who develop DVT, what is the estimated proportion who go on to develop a PE?
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In sepsis what therapies are used to reduce the over-reaction of the immune system?

Sepsis is initiated by infection (usually bacteria or fungi) but the main symptoms arise from over-reaction to the infection by our immune system leading to inappropriate levels of inflammation and ...
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Is it true that I can't consume citric foods while on Warfarin?

I got diagnosed with a blood clot after a knee surgery and now my doctor told me that I need to be taking Warfarin for 3 months. I was talking to one friend of mine, who studied medicine and he said ...
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How to determine between a Baker's Cyst and a Deep-Vein-Thrombosis (DVT) behind knee?

Are there side by side image compairsons of what a Baker's Cysts (behind a knee) and a Deep Vein thrombosis (DVT) blood clot behind the knee looks like? I know Baker's Cysts, while painful, are not ...
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Procoagulant salve/cream/gel?

Are there any salves or creams you can apply to a bleeding wound to rapidly end bleeding by promoting clotting? And would it perform better than bandages?
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How long does it take for a body to get rid of blood clots and bubbles inside a cannula?

The blood clots and the small bubbles that are stuck inside my cannula enters my body. I asked a doctor and he said its OK if the bubbles are small and clots are not dangerous. Are these bubbles and ...
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Coagulation factors and rheumatoid arthritis

A doctor once explained to me that elevated values of factor XIII and van Willebrand factor can be caused by rheumatoid arthritis. I didn't get around to asking back then, but is that something ...
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Are There Reliable Sulfur-Based Blood-Clotting Products That Target Internal Bleeding

In WWII, the military used a sulfur-based powder to promote blood clotting, especially in traumatic internal injuries. The usefulness of such a product is obvious. My question is whether there is ...